Tag Archives: Freedom

Puppies

  I watch him waken from his nap Stretching, rolling, finally standing He looks about Searching for his newest challenge The little tail in constant animation The stubby legs running, stumbling Chasing all that moves A brief pause to sample … Continue reading

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The Truth Be Known

The truth be known, at least to me Perceptions of reality My vision of this time and place All the beliefs that I embrace Hard held truths that I foresee I do not ask that you agree Subscribe to what … Continue reading

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I See Beyond

I see beyond the crosses Standing tall across the field Like soldiers in formation For whom our hearts won’t heal I see beyond the sacrifice Of those that gave their life And with their faith to guide them Died in the … Continue reading

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TAPS

Alone upon a windswept hill I single bugler stands A song of solace in his heart His horn held in his hands Day is done, gone the sun The mournful notes he blows From the lakes, from the hills From … Continue reading

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Sentry Of The Harbor

Silently I stand and wait At ready to vituperate Those who choose to test my might And the flames of war ignite At peril of their fate Try thee not my granite wall  Lest thunder from my cannon fall  Upon … Continue reading

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In A Town Called Gettysburg

An army gathering since morn To the west and north they form Unrelentingly advance Their goal of victory to enhance In a town called Gettysburg By mid day the tide has turned The gray line will not be spurned Union … Continue reading

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Balloons

Seducing with their siren song Those who with skyward gaze Watch with childish fascination The dance unveiled above Bright globes of color Greet the sunlit day Sharing a quiet moment Basking in the beauty Of a summer sky Skipping through … Continue reading

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The Colors Of Freedom

We face each other. The distance shorter with each day Each cloaked in the stench of death Cannon, silent but alert, line the hills Their voice kills my brothers Who like me, struggle to survive another day Each believing God … Continue reading

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Freedoms Price

Bodies raining down A nations heart ripped open Savage flames assail Tomorrows, lost in ashes The blade of hate has spoken The stain of  9/11 will be forever in our hearts.  It was the day a vicious wound was inflicted … Continue reading

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A Soldiers Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep The weary soldier said With a backpack for a pillow And a ground-cloth for a bed I dare no sleep too soundly For fear I will not wake If duty once more beckons … Continue reading

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